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Schedule, weather outlook for Kansas Speedway

By AMANDA VINCENT
The NASCAR Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck series are in Kansas Speedway near Kansas City, Kan., for night racing. After several weeks off, the Truck Series will hit the track for competition Friday night in the Toyota Tundra 250. The Sprint Cup Series will close out the weekend Saturday night with the running of the GoBowling.com 400. After running a companion event to the Sprint Cup Series last weekend at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, the Xfinity Series is taking the weekend off.
The Camping World Truck Series held all three of its practice sessions on Thursday. Here’s a look for the remainder of the weekend schedule of on-track activities (courtesy of NASCAR.com):
All times ET
FRIDAY
11:30 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. – Sprint Cup Series practice (FOX Sports 1)
1:30-2:50 p.m. – Sprint Cup Series final practice (FOX Sports 1)
4:30 p.m. – Truck Series qualifying (FOX Sports 1)
6:45 p.m. – Sprint Cup qualifying (FOX Sports 1)
8:30 p.m. – Truck Series race (FOX Sports 1)
SATURDAY
7:30 p.m. – Sprint Cup race (FOX Sports 1)
WEATHER (courtesy of Accuweather.com):
Weather conditions were favorable throughout the three Camping World Truck Series practice sessions on Thursday. The weather forecast for Friday also looks relatively favorable for that day’s on-track activity, set to include two Sprint Cup practice sessions, qualifying for both series and night racing for the Series. After a predicted daytime high of 81 degrees under sunny skies with only a one percent chance of precipitation, the temperature is expected to cool to 63 degrees Friday night with a 12 percent chance of precipitation.
On Saturday, no track activity is scheduled for daytime hours that are expected to feature cloudy skies, an 84 degree temperature and a 21 percent chance a precipitation. Unfortunately, though, Saturday night’s forecast includes a 55 percent chance of showers, in addition to a low of 61 degrees.
If the Sprint Cup race is delayed until Sunday, that day’s forecast will take on importance in the NASCAR community. Sunday’s forecast isn’t ideal for racing, either, with a thunderstorm and 65 percent chance of rain are in the forecast for Sunday. A daytime high of 77 degrees is expected. The same 65 percent chance of rain remains in the Kansas City forecast for Sunday night, along with a predicted low of 63 degrees.
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